Hello! It's Monday! I usually post my vintage posts on Sundays, but even though this was all drafted out and ready to go I wasn't afforded an opportunity to post yesterday. And auto-publish either works with or against me, haha, so here we are on Monday!
I've mentioned once or twice before that I'm from a hometown that's lousy with both vintage stores and even a ModCloth-esq store called 13 Vintage. Like the dress I found here, I got this lovely skirt at a vintage/novelty store called Love Saves the Day. And within two seconds of walking into this store, my mom called me over (we immediately bee lined it for different parts of the store) to show me this skirt because she thought it looked like something I would wear and thought the waist looked about my size. It's always nice to have parents who know your taste in clothes, especially when you totally dig the quirky novelty prints, right? Upon purchasing the skirt the owner said that this was not only arguably the best piece they had in the store currently but that it had only been on the rack for about an hour. Right place and right time, no?
I've been getting heavier traffic and comments from fashion/style blogs that are all so beautiful but more contemporary fashion, so let me use this opportunity to explain my love of vintage clothing! Grace Kelly is my idol, so there is definitely some influence there. I'm also a bit of a rock and roll spirit, so the novelty prints that come with vintage fashion are kind of the perfect marriage between the different facets of my personality. When I find a vintage piece like this, I get super excited because there is a high chance that it is a one of kind piece...at least in my size. (I have seen duplicates of various garments pop up online on occasion). But it's not just that I feel incredibly lucky to own these pieces. For me, wearing novelty prints is getting and embracing the opportunity to wear art. I cannot draw to save my life (never mind paint or anything in that field) but when I wear a piece with such intricate details on the print I'm afforded the opportunity to be an artist through fashion, and my closet is a wearable and moving gallery. I love for things to be as beautiful as possible in life--why not? Life is too short to be ordinary--and vintage clothing with amazing prints on it (or even vintage reproduction in some cases) are the epitome of this kind of mantra for me.
Hair Flower- NicCoco Creations
Sunglasses- Beach store find
Top- Le Bomb Shop
Shoes- Jessica Simpson via DSW
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